Advocates speak out

Sarah Curry, Assoc. AIA
“Solve the climate crisis any way that you can.”
Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA
“It’s not just about green buildings. It's also about green communities.”
Natasha Espada, AIA
“It’s vital for architects to be speaking about climate change. We need to be part of the solution and also come at the forefront of it.”

Top stories

COP26: AIA Delegation Claims Architects’ Seat at the Table
Billed as our “last best chance” to manage global warming, COP26 in Glasgow brought together signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to accelerate
What a Day With Renewable Energy Could Look Like
The first thing you notice in your dream of living with renewable energy is the noise—or lack of it. In the future, when solar panels and other innovations have enabled
Architecture’s Carbon Problem
Architects create about 40 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, but they can also help to solve the climate crisis.
Improving Racial Equity Through Greener Design
Climate change affects us all, but doesn’t impact us all equally. This article is part of a new series, Building Equity, that explores how architects are working with communities and civic

Featured resources

AIA Climate Action Plan
Explore AIA’s multistep plan to establish actionable steps and provide architects with tools and resources to achieve zero carbon.
AIA Framework for Design Excellence
Understand the ten important measures you need to set meaningful project goals and targets for climate action.
Architect’s Primer on Renewable Energy
Meet your client's goals while contributing to a more sustainable, distributed electric grid with this starter guide.

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